Sean O’Malley Wants To Start Making Millions, But Says He’s Not There Yet
Rising UFC star Sean O’Malley will fight with No. 10 ranked Pedro Munhoz in his next bout and plans to make lots of money.
To some fans, it’s clear how hard O’Malley is working to brand himself and attract fans inside and outside of the octagon. However, he is still not making as much money as he had hoped for.
“I actually recently sat down with the UFC, re-signed with them,” O’Malley said.
“And I had a great conversation with Sean Shelby. I go in there and I say, ‘Hey, I wanna make this amount of money. How do I do that? What do I need to do as a business partner to the UFC to end up making the amount of money I wanna make?’
“For me, I wanna get to point where I’m making a million dollars a fight. Obviously I’m not there right now and that’s not what I’m expecting to make against Pedro (Munhoz). But that’s where my mind’s at.”
O’Malley joined the UFC after a successful performance in Dana White’s Contender Series on July 18, 2017. He scored a KO/TKO over Alfred Khashakyan in the first round and quickly found himself in MMA’s leading promotion.
His next stop was on The Ultimate Fighter 26 where he won by unanimous decision against Terrion Ware.
It was finally in 2018 that O’Malley made his debut. He fought at UFC 222, which headlined Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya. He won that fight by unanimous decision, against Andre Soukhamthath, and has only tasted one defeat since then.
That loss came from Marlon Vera on August 15, 2020, where he lost by KO/TKO.
But he is currently on a three-fight winning streak and looks to keep it that way.
“I think ‘Prelim Pedro’ is a great next step,” said O’Malley. “He’s never been finished. I’m definitely looking to go in there and put his lights out.”